Nurse Practitioner, Emergency

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Closing date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14932

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA) is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Nurse Practitioner (NP).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Critical Care Services, the primary care Nurse Practitioner - Emergency Department (NP-ED) is an autonomous practitioner who will provide clients with health assessment, diagnosis, interventions and appropriate follow up care in accordance with acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure clients receive timely health assessment and diagnosis, optimum support and continuity of care.

The NP-ED is an autonomous practitioner who provides comprehensive health assessment, make diagnoses and develop interventions within the nurse practitioner's scope of practice.  The NP-ED will collaborate with the Emergency Room Physician (ERP), Community and Primary Health Care Nurses, Emergency Department (ED) Nurses, Social Workers, Community Health Representatives, physicians, nursing staff, other professionals to provide care to individuals and families.

The NP-ED will provide comprehensive nursing care to clients including; health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care.  The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with Emergency Department and community health care providers to increase the capacity for self-care and direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner.

The NP-ED will perform primary care services for acute illness and injuries and stable chronic health problems commonly encountered in primary care, including; diagnosis, order and interpreting selected diagnostic tests and therapeutics (selecting, recommending, prescribing and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and interventions).  The NP-ED will be a key care practitioner in the care of Mental Health clients within the context of an Integrated Case Management (ICM) Model Interdisciplinary approach in conjunction with Stanton Hospital's Transitional Care Team (TCT).

This above qualification is typically attained through:

  • The successful completion of a Nursing Degree,
  • A Master's Degree qualifying the incumbent as a Nurse Practitioner or equivalent Nurse Practitioner Certification.
  • 2 years of recent NP experience in an emergency department setting or community health centre. 

Be a licensed member of a Provincial or Territorial Nursing Association in good standing and be eligible for registration with RNANT/NU.

All other equivalencies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Eligible for current registration with RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14932     

Closing Date: January 5, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445